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Govt of the 6th Dáil (Sep. 1927)

The 4th Dáil was elected at the 1923 general election on 27 August 1923 and first met on 19 September when the 2nd Executive Council was appointed. The 4th Dáil lasted 1,382 days.

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2nd Executive Council of the Irish Free State

The 2nd Executive Council of the Irish Free State (19 September 1923 – 23 June 1927) was formed by the Cumann na nGaedhael party.

Office Name
President of the Executive Council W. T. Cosgrave
Vice-President of the Executive Council Kevin O'Higgins
Minister for Defence Richard Mulcahy[1]
Minister for Education Eoin MacNeill[2]
Minister for External Affairs Desmond FitzGerald
Minister for Finance Ernest Blythe
Minister for Industry and Commerce Joseph McGrath[3]
Minister for Justice[4] Kevin O'Higgins
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Ministers not members of the Executive Council

Office Name
Minister for Lands and Agriculture[5] Patrick Hogan
Minister for Fisheries Fionán Lynch
Minister for Local Government and Public Health[6] Séamus Burke
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs[7] James J. Walsh

Changes 20 March 1924

Office Name
Minister for Defence W. T. Cosgrave (acting)

Changes 4 April 1924

Office Name
Minister for Industry and Commerce Patrick McGilligan

Changes 21 November 1924

Office Name
Minister for Defence Peter Hughes

Changes 28 January 1926

Office Name
Minister for Education John M. O'Sullivan

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Richard Mulcahy was forced to resign after criticism by the Executive Council over his handling of the so-called Army Mutiny.
  2. ^ Eoin MacNeill resigned in November 1925 following the report of the Irish Boundary Commission was published in a newspaper. MacNeill had represented the Free State on the commission.
  3. ^ Joseph McGrath resigned from office on 7 March 1924 because of dissatisfaction with government attitude to certain army officers.
  4. ^ On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 came into effect and the title of Minister for Home Affairs was changed to the Minister for Justice
  5. ^ On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 came into effect and the title of Minister for Agriculture was changed to the Minister for Lands and Agriculture.
  6. ^ On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 came into effect and the title of Minister for Local Government changed to the Minister for Local Government and Public Health.
  7. ^ On 6 June 1924 the Ministers and Secretaries Act 1924 came into effect and title of Postmaster-General was changed to the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs.


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